Posts Tagged ‘Joe Alessi’

Joseph Alessi Interview

Friday, August 6th, 2010

No we do not wear sweaters in August in Wisconsin.

It took us a while to get to post this video but we hope you enjoy it.

Late Show Trombones

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

We really enjoyed Diane Birch’s performance on David Letterman last night, not only because she’s a great singer, but also because she knows how to accessorize her band. Hopefully we’ll see more trombone quartets backing up vocalists!

The trombonists are Tom “Bones” Malone, Birch Johnson, Joseph Alessi and David Taylor.

Alessi, Taylor on Letterman

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Joseph Alessi and David Taylor will be appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman this Wednesday, July 22. They will be backing up singer Diane Birch with Tom “Bones” Malone and Birch Johnson. As always, the music spot comes at the end of the show.

Midwest Reminder: Alessi Model Unveiling

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Well, I’m sitting here and thinking, “what have I forgotten to do?”. The horn has been tested and re-tested (and tested again) in as many configurations as we could think of. Now it’s time to get the Alessi Model in our customers’ hands. You can be one of the first to try it at the Midwest Clinic next week. Details are in the post below. Come to the booth early to get your invitation. We hope to see you there!

Alessi and the T396-A at Midwest

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Edwards will be at the Midwest Convention in Chicago December 17-19 displaying our regular assortment of trombones and trumpets. After much testing and input from players around the country, we’ll be showing our new Eb trumpet, as well.

Trombone players will also be able to play a new horn — the Alessi Model. But there’s a catch. You won’t find the T396-A in the exhibits hall. Instead, interested trombonists need to come to the booth to receive an invitation to our top secret location where you’ll find the horn and quite possibly Joe Alessi himself.

Okay, Joe will be there and so will I. We are planning on doing two to three sessions a day. Each session will begin with a 15 minute introduction, followed by a Q&A and time for you to try the horn. Please bring your own mouthpiece.

Space at these private sessions is limited, so be sure to stop by the Edwards booth early to pick up an invite. We have tentatively scheduled two sessions on the 17th and three sessions on the 18th & 19th.

See you there.

Alessi Plays Something Old on Something New

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

As many of you already know, Edwards has been working closely with Joe Alessi on a new tenor trombone the past couple of years. We are making great progress and anticipate this horn being available for sale in late 2008 or early 2009. With all the buzz this instrument is receiving, we thought it would be nice to provide you with a sample of the color we are achieving with this project. Enjoy.

Edwards Instruments in North Korea

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

The New York Philharmonic has just completed their concert in North Korea. Joseph Alessi and James Markey both play Edwards in the NY Phil (two outta three ain’t bad!). It’s exciting to be able to live vicariously through these two great artists, as we do through all of our Edwards players.

Check out the sites below for more information on their trip, and be sure to listen to the NY Phil podcast. They do a great job of getting their music out to the world.

NY Phil
Jim Markey’s Blog
NY Times article
More news from Google

More links added 2/27:

NY Times article
New York Public Radio